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Supreme Court Criminal Appeals

Michigan’s court of last resort is the Supreme Court, which serves as the highest court statewide. Although thousands of cases are filed with the Supreme Court, a small number are heard, and winning a Michigan Supreme Court appeal is extremely difficult. Grabel & Associates aggressively defends clients facing appellate review, cases involving prosecutor or judicial misconduct, or other Michigan Supreme Court cases, and our appellate attorneys are available 24/7 to begin working with you in your case.

Defense Lawyers in Michigan, Grabel & Associates for Appellate Representation in Ann Arbor, Lansing, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan

Contact our experienced criminal appeals team now if you or a loved one has been wrongly convicted of a crime or sentenced to an excessive sentence. If your unjust result was due to judicial or attorney misconduct, or if you are appealing a Court of Appeals decision, your case may have to be filed with the Michigan Supreme Court. It is very rare to have your case heard by the Supreme Court, and even rarer to win your appeal, making it crucial to contact a knowledgeable Michigan appellate defense attorney as early on in your case as possible.

Michigan Supreme Court Appeals

The Supreme Court hears Michigan criminal cases in which there is debate over whether laws have been properly applied, and oversees the operations of Michigan’s trial courts. The court hears cases of appeals for review of Michigan Court of Appeals decisions, cases involving alleged judicial or attorney misconduct, as well as some matters in which the Supreme Court has original jurisdiction.

Appealing a case to the Michigan Supreme Court is the furthest one can go in the state legal system, and it is important to look at all available options before taking any legal action in your post-conviction case. You will need to file an application for leave to appeal with the Supreme Court clerk’s office, and your case will undergo a screening which will identify legal issues involved, look at past appeals and motions, and review related cases and their outcomes. A commissioner then makes a report, which recommends what the Supreme Court should do. Most applications for leave to appeal are denied, but working with a skilled attorney will ensure you do all you can to fight for a better result in the Supreme Court. Contact Grabel & Associates now to begin working in your post-trial case.

Michigan Supreme Court Location

When you file an application for leave to appeal with the Supreme Court, you will have to send your application to the clerk’s office. The Michigan Supreme Court Clerk’s office is located at:

  • Michigan Hall of Justice
    925 W. Ottawa Street
    Lansing, MI 48915
    517-373-0120
  • PO BOX 30052
    Lansing, MI
    48909

Michigan Supreme Court Judges

The Michigan Supreme Court (MSC) has 7 justices, who hear cases in a term beginning on August 1st and ending on July 31st of the following year, with oral arguments taking place in Lansing beginning in October. The seven MSC judges are as follows:

  • Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr.
  • Justice Brian K. Zahra
  • Justice Richard Bernstein
  • Justice Bridget Mary McCormack
  • Justice Stephen J. Markman
  • Justice David F. Viviano
  • Justice Joan L. Larsen

Our Approach to MI Supreme Court Appeals

After a decision has been entered in the Michigan Court of Appeals, you have 56 days to prepare an application less than 50 pages and submit it to the MSC. Grabel & Associates has experience working in appellate cases statewide for over a decade, and we have the skill and dedication needed to obtain improved outcomes for clients facing excessive criminal penalties. If someone you care about has been wrongly convicted of a crime, act fast to contact our experienced appellate team who can help you prepare your application for appeal, and present a compelling argument in court.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in trial law and appellate cases, and we know what it takes to change unjust results after criminal conviction. While it is extremely difficult to successfully appeal a decision, especially if the Court of Appeals has already heard your case, it is possible in rare cases, and we will help you prove jury or judge misconduct, attorney misconduct, conflict of interest, bias, or any other legal grounds that could help you obtain a better result. Protect your rights and freedoms by working with one of Michigan’s top defense firms. Attorney Scott Grabel has experience working in the Michigan Court of Appeals and can explain to you all the legal and administrative issues affecting your case while advising you throughout the post-trial process.

Contact Scott Grabel for MSC Appeal Defense

We are always available for clients throughout Michigan’s 83 counties, and can be reached 24/7 at our toll-free number, 1-800-342-7896. Call now for a free initial case consultation, or contact us online and ask to set up a consultation with appellate lawyer Scott Grabel. We will aggressively defend you in the Supreme Court or help you or your loved one explore post-conviction motions and appeals options.


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